Added Aug 11 2012
From 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman's weekly update:
Proposed Starbucks at 6350 N. Broadway
See the rendering here:
Starbucks has proposed a new location at 6350 N. Broadway, the southwest corner of Devon and Broadway. This location is a new concept, the first to be brought to Chicago and only executed so far in Portland and Denver. The concept utilizes recycled box cars for a drive-thru only location which also includes a walk-up window and spacious outdoor patio for warmer months. Starbucks has requested support for a special use permit for their drive thru. Over the past few months, they have met with the surrounding residents and neighborhood groups to share their proposal and receive feedback. Last week, my office hosted a community meeting including residents within 1,000 ft. radius of the site and representatives from Alderman O’Connor’s office. The neighbors present at the meeting voted unanimously in support of this project. Therefore, I have decided to support this project as well. They are developing on a small lot (12,500 sf. total) which has been under-utilized for a long time. They have agreed to eliminate the curb cut on Devon Avenue and will only use the existing entrance and exit on Broadway. Click here to view the renderings. I have asked them to work with the community on an Edgewater identifier. The one shown here is only a concept, not the final identifier design.